You may have already heard that David Koch, one of the richest men on the planet, recently died at the age of 79. Mr. Koch was well known for his involvement in politics, providing funding to many organizations that work to discredit the idea of man-made climate change, and that also work to fight against… Read more »

The Mindful Bard’s 14 Top Mindfulness Songs

If you really want to get into the meditation zone, you need, if not complete silence, then meditation music — ambient, world, classical, jazz, or anything that draws you into your own contemplative space, usually music that’s free of voices or any audio distractions that force you to think or that draw you away from… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Community Leaders Scholarship Sponsored by:  BluEarth Renewables Deadline:  September 15, 2019 Potential payout:  up to $3000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Canada or the U.S., and pursuing full-time studies at an accredited Canadian or United States university, college, or trades or technical school. What’s required:  An online application form, including academic… Read more »

The Fit Student—Resume Fitness Basics

To be fit for the costs of living—and the shock of student debt—we need to woo job interviewes.  I bombed at interviews.  It took me a year to find a job.  Sadly, I would get interviews every week—sometimes three—but no-one would hire me. So, I bought new clothes, hit the gym, splashed on makeup, dyed… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Lauren Canning

Lauren is a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at Athabasca University.  In her spare time, she loves meeting new people, exploring, playing sports, and going to ballet shows.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself?… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Aug 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct Sep 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1 Sep 12: AUSU Council Meeting Sep 15: AUSU Get out the… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Limbic Fantasies Amid Study Reality

Pop culture gleams with opportunities for sociological analytics.  Take the country song “What Was I Thinking” by Dierks Bentley: “I was thinking ‘bout a little white tank top sitting right there in the middle by me I was thinking about a long kiss man just gotta get goin’ with a night like me Well I… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Christine seeks other AU students near Brock University for meet-ups and study support.  Kristy is taking her first course after a break of 15 years and seeks advice; AU students deliver! Other posts include marking time for paper exams, individualized versus group study, the 2019 federal election, and courses HIST 224 and… Read more »

Buying Local or Buying a Scam?

Local food has been growing in popularity every year, and is being marketed to people as a local solution: saving the earth and eating fresh sort of ideology.  This idea is highlighted more and more at grocery stores and is also featured on restaurant menus.  This local food idea seems to have shifted from a… Read more »